Director of Finance and Administration

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Gaithersburg
Location of position: 
Gaithersburg, MD
$104,915 – $167,865
Date Posted: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Gaithersburg’s new Director of Finance and Administration will have the opportunity to join a financially stable, debt-free organization in one of Maryland’s premier communities. Residents of Gaithersburg enjoy an impeccable quality of life, thanks in part to its team of City staff who work diligently to provide excellent customer service. The City has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award and Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting for many years and is consistently cited amongst the top destinations to live in the United States.

The Director of Finance and Administration plans, organizes, directs, and manages all of the City’s financial activities. In this capacity, the Director interprets and applies the principles and practices of public finance administration and establishes departmental policies and procedures.

As a member of the City’s Senior Leadership Team, the Director reports to the Deputy City Manager. The Director of Finance and Administration currently has three direct reports.

The minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, public administration, or a closely related field and at least ten years of managerial experience in accounting, budgeting, and other phases of fiscal management. Four years of experience in governmental accounting is also required.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree and Certified Public Accountant or Certified Public Finance Officer designation.

The salary range for this position is $104,915 – $167,865, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants first complete a brief online form then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that contains a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with the first review of applications on April 8, 2019.